The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is located in the east central part of California.
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Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit!

[Graphic]: Depicts the location of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in the state of California.Over 78% of the area around the lake is public land managed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.  Totaling over 150,000 acres, this land includes beaches, hiking and biking trails, wilderness, historic estates and developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and riding stables.  The forest is managed to provide access for the public and to protect the natural resources of the area.  We hope you will join us in ensuring that the lake and surrounding lands Read More

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Sand to Snow National Monument

Hikers enter the San Gorgonio Wilderness

On February 12, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Sand to Snow National Monument east of Los Angeles in Southern California. The 154,000-acre monument extends from Bureau of Land Management lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to over 10,000 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest. Follow the link above to read more.


Winter Recreation Travel Planning Update

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In January 2014, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit announced in the Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) that we would be undertaking a formal process to designate National Forest System roads, trails and areas for over the snow vehicle use (OSV) and look at improvements to motorized and non-motorized winter access in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  The Forest Service will initiate the formal process soon with pre-NEPA activities, which will include a formal announcement, informational open houses and opportunities for public comment. Stay tuned!      


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Spotlights

Winter Trek 2016

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Teachers may reserve a spot by calling 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday, 8 to 4:30 p.m . Winter Trek begins Jan. 13, 2016, weather permitting. Visit the link above to read more.

Ski with a Ranger 2016

Ranger Megan chats with a group of skiers at Heavenly Mountain Resort during Ski with a Ranger.

Ski with a Ranger tours at Heavenly Mountain Resort are every Monday and Friday beginning at 1 p.m. and continue through April 1, 2016, weather permitting. Visit the link above for more. 

 




Kids in a Park Program

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Starting in September, fourth-graders can obtain a pass that grants free entry to students and their parents to federally-managed sites. Visit the link above for more information.

Penny Pines Program

Penny Pines program provides a way for the public to contribute to reforestation. The LTBMU maintains many Penny Pines plantations and welcomes donations to continue this program.



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